A genetic scorecard could predict your risk of being obese

Critics counter that genetics are only partly to blame for too much weight gain

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SWEAT NON-EQUITY  Some people may have a greater genetic predisposition to obesity, which means they may have to work harder than others to lose weight or to keep from gaining it. A new study says there’s a way to predict who’s most at risk.


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